Same-sex marriage ban upheld in Louisiana

by on January 19th, 2005

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/02/national/main653118.shtml

(AP) The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the anti-same-sex marriage amendment to the state constitution that was overwhelmingly approved by voters in September.

Without dissent, the high court reversed a state district judge’s ruling in October striking down the amendment on the grounds that it violated a provision of the state constitution requiring that an amendment cover only one subject.

“Each provision of the amendment is germane to the single object of defense of marriage and constitutes an element of the plan advanced to achieve this object,” the high court said.

The court’s ruling puts the amendment in the constitution.

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